North Carolina State Capitol

The Capitol is one of the best preserved examples of a Greek Revival-style civic building. In the rotunda, visitors can see plaques and busts that honor important persons and events in North Carolina’s history. Upstairs, groups can see the House of Representatives chamber and the Senate chamber, portraits, and the old state library and state geologist’s offices. On Union Square, numerous statues and monuments can be seen, including Confederate monuments from after the Civil War, statues of George Washington and other presidents, and memorials honoring veterans of World Wars 1 and 2, the Korean War, and the Vietnam war.

Contact Info
Address: 1 East Edenton Street, Raleigh, NC 27601. Wake County. Tel: 919-807-7950. Email: state.capitol@ncdcr.org. Website: www.nccapvisit.org. Hrs: Mon.-Sat. 9AM-5PM.

Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1 hour. Cost: Free.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Citizenship, Social Studies.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Historic Site Lesson Plan

While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, such as Philadelphia’s Independence Hall or Washington D.C.’s National Mall, consider reasons for preserving them. They are historically significant and can be visited, toured, and admired. Students learn about the historical relevance of specific historical sites and the importance of preserving these sites.... Continue